Monday, March 11 was another big night for the 8th grade volleyball team as they welcomed Carrier Mills to Price Gym for 8th grade night.
“This season has flown by, and we were here to honor these 8th graders in their last home game,” Coach Melton said.
Honored were Jerra Barton, Morgan Bryant, Claire Cawthron, Hollan Everett, Miah Scroggins, Mackenzie Terrell, Lydia Vinyard, Bree Vollman and Brynn Warren.
The first set was quick as the Cards won 25-8, but the second was very exciting as the Wildcats put together a good defense. The Cards had to hold on to win 29-27.
Vollman led the scoring with 15 points, Barton had 6 and Bryant 5. Two each were served by Everett, Scroggins and Avery Black. Warren had one.
Everett had a big night offensively with 15 kills, and Scroggins and Vollman had 3 each. Vollman led the setting with 17 assists, Everett had 2 and Scroggins one.
Defensively, it was a team effort with Everett having 4, Scroggins and Warren had 3 each and Vollman, Barton and Black had 2. Vinyard and Bryant had one apiece. Everett also had 3 blocks.
The Cards ended their regular season at 18-4 and 9-0 in the conference.
The 7th rade got back in the win column scoring 25-13, 25-16.
“Carrier Mills had pushed us last time, so the girls were prepared,” Black said.
Elise Hortin had a big serving night with 17 points. Hinsley Everett and Avery Black had 6 each. Lauren Poole had 2 and Mallory Fulkerson and Brooklyn Rayner had one each.
Offensively, Everett had 5 kills, with Poole adding 3. One kill each was recorded by Black and Fulkerson. Black also had six assists, Hortin added 2 and Everett one.
Defensively, Hortin, Poole and Cora Humphrey had one dig each.
The 7th grade finished their season at 14-1 and 9-0 in their conference.
“Thanks for a great season,” coach Black added.
The “C” team lost their last match 21-28.
Mallory Hobbs led the scoring with 5 points, with Alivia Zenner, Briley Poole and Jaleigh Sullivan having 2 each and Olivia Howard had one.
The “C” team ended their season at 6-7-1.
“This group of girls learned the game of volleyball this year. Their future at N.C.O.E. is bright,” Coach Vollman said.